This week, Phinney Ridge welcomes Wenatchee-grown Yonder Cider Bar, Columbia City gets a communal patio (The Patio), and Tarsan i Jane serves Mexican food inspired by San Francisco’s super burritos. Read on for these and other updates on the food world. For more ideas, check out our full personal food directory, our takeaway and delivery directory, and our guide to Seattle farmers markets.
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NEW OPENINGS & RETURNS
Bang Bang Kitchen
Othello’s new Mexican favorite is ready to welcome its guests again. You will be asked to use the QR code on the menus so you can pay online and keep things nice and hygienic.
Collect kitchen + bar
Chef Ryan Donaldson’s eclectic Ballard Restaurant reopened its indoor and outdoor dining options for daily brunch this week.
Northwest Peaks Brewery
This Hillman City brewery claims to have built “the flattest, most level terrace bar” for your alfresco drinking needs. See for yourself or just stop by to buy a few beers to take away.
Columbia City’s new communal terrace “is designed to benefit local restaurants, cafes and bars that may not be willing or able to let customers in due to the risks of COVID-19,” reports Eater. It is open Tuesday through Sunday.
The charming hotel next to Pike Place is open daily for guests both indoors and outdoors.
Cider bar over there
The Wenatchee Orchard Yonder Cider will open a to-go bar on Saturday, August 22nd. It’s technically more of a walk-in window than a bar, but it’s 2020 and the definitions are fluid. Stop by on your evening stroll and grab the packs to go so you can sample the sweet alcoholic premium of Washington apples from the comfort of your home (or discreetly outside), accompanied by the curated Spotify playlist.
Get Tender ‘N’ Tasty Fried Chicken by the bucket from Chef Adam Lee’s pop-up at Bramling Cross by Ethan Stowell. The eight-part bucket meal consists of fried chicken with buttermilk, charred spring onions and cheddar biscuits, cabbage vegetables with bacon, potato salad and lime bars.
Fat Cat Burger
The Capitol Hill location of this Ethan Stowell Italian restaurant is bringing Wagyu duck fat burgers as part of their summer pop-up series because, as they say, “why not !?” You can combine your meaty or beyond burger meal with a juicy milkshake or a tallboy from Stoup Brewery.
The Ouef & Hoof brunch
The “Ultimate Fronch Bronch” awaits at Ethan Stowell’s Red Cow for pork belly, bloody marys, quiche and mimosas for alfresco dinner or to take away from August 22nd to 23rd.
Seattle made a pop-up market
Join the Puddles Barkery dog bakery and other small businesses in Seattle Made for an outdoor pop-up market benefiting various BIPOC stakeholders through Bakers Against Racism on Saturday, August 22nd.
Suns out, rolls out
Ethan Stowell’s Slam’n Salmon Burger meal at Mkt. Comes with a homemade salmon patty on ciabatta, dressed with lettuce, tomato, avocado and rocket and finished with a tartar sauce, an heirloom tomato salad, a mango and yoghurt millefeuille and a bag of Tim’s potato chips . Order online by August 25th.
Tribute to the Mission District’s super burritos
San Francisco’s Mission District is an oasis of delicious Mexican food, and Super Burrito is one of the best places to go. Since traveling is still scary, Chef Perfecte whips up burritos and other sweet and savory treats that are inspired by this place. Order online for collection August 21-23.
NEW SPECIAL OFFERS
The popular French-style bakery fills the Washington State Fair void with their Un-Fair Scone (got it?), Which is filled with cream and strawberry jam and dusted with a generous amount of powdered sugar.
Flights are now available in the trading store in Jamie Boudreau’s popular Capitol Hill restaurant.
The local burger chain sells fry meal face masks at every location so you can cover your germinated mouth until you find an isolated place to eat.
The lively coffee bomb donut is back on the Mighty-O menu until the end of August. Get it while you can!
Pho Bac soup shop
The New Wave Summer of the Vietnamese spot starts on Sunday, August 23rd. Go there every Sunday and Monday “till hella cold” for socially distant outdoor meals and music in the parking lot.
Impress your household and / or your Zoom friends with a homemade Mexican feast that you can put together yourself with goods from Poquitos’ Chef Kits (it just needs to be heated up). The four servings include a main course, black beans, rice, fries and salsa, house salad, flour tortillas and a dessert.
Brew two beers
Order a Wonderland Trail IPA on Wednesdays to support the Two Beers’ Climb for a Cause team, which recently climbed Mount Rainier, through the Washington National Parks Fund.
Watershed Pub & Kitchen
Boozy and virgin drinks of all kinds will take on a rosy hue for All Pink Drink Week, including Pampelonnes Rose Lime Sparkling Wine Cocktail, Mela Watermelon Water’s Watermelon & Pineapple Water, and Timber City Ginger’s Blackberry South Sounder Pounder. Get them for take away or dinner.
Watch with glee as you, or your friend’s dog, make Donald Trump’s face disappear as they enjoy a pumpkin biscuit etched with the sitting President’s angry baby mug. All proceeds go to Pod Save America’s Vote Save America fund, which fights for the rights of marginalized voters.
White Swan Public House
Would you like something nice to quaffle while you check your voter registration? This South Lake Union favorite has the Impeachment on deck, a cocktail made with Buffalo Trace, Peach and Peppercorn, Mint, Zynar, Celery Bitter, Lemon, and Worm Salt (salt from the agave plant larvae – tequila worms!).
FUTURE OPENINGS & SPECIALTIES
Roan Hartzog’s bagel popup, grown by Instagram, is moving into a new production space. They keep things on hold while they settle down, which gives you plenty of time to whet your appetite for their perfectly chewy offerings.
The Pantry September Cooking Classes
Hone your kitchen skills, from Chicago-style pizza to cast iron baking, with the Pantry’s list of online courses in September.
Ink Cellars tasting room
Woodinville’s Ink Cellars plans to open a Georgetown tasting room this fall in a historic building that has a large scooter on it. “Apart from the function of the tasting room for Tintes varieties, events with up to 100 people and a catering kitchen can take place in the room”, reports Eater.
OTHER NEWS: MORE PLACES TO GO
Elliott Bay Book Company
Your favorite treehouse / expertly curated bookstore is back for limited capacity purchases. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also schedule an appointment for a 30-minute shopping session.
Kraken Team Store
Seattle’s newly named NHL team, the Seattle Kraken, have gear for you. Shop for backpacks, t-shirts, and other items to represent your new team in their new store when it opens Friday, August 21st (and every Tuesday through Sunday that follows).
If you’re interested in the decor, glasses and plates, and menu at Oddfellows, you’ll be happy to know that the café and bar have opened a store selling merch, cookbooks and cocktail books, dishes and glassware, of course can do wine, coffee beans and more.